Akashic Crow's Nest's first regular album release of 2007 continues ACN's adventures in ambient sound generated from images.
The tracks are created by first making a very long thin picture file that functions much like a piano roll, which is then fed into a software synthesizer which reads the picture from left to right, pixel by pixel, and translates the values into tones, adding variables such as loudness and panning based on information in the picture. The output is then treated to various digital effects such as delays and compression to give the final pieces a warmer, ambient quality.
The tracks in "Hawk of an Uncanny Nest" explore different mythic ideas of the otherworld. Many of the titles allude to things that can be learned about with a Google search. ;)
Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our complete catalog of experimental and ambient recordings. All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel.